Big Picture Big Sound

Greg Robinson: Roving Reporter

After years spent as a home theater enthusiast and self-proclaimed gadget guru, Greg put his English degree to work when he started writing for DVD ETC. magazine in the summer of 2002. Hardware reviews led to feature articles and the occasional celebrity interview while Greg worked his way up to Senior Editor - just in time for the launch of HDTV ETC.

Both publications eventually went the way of HD DVD, but Greg has gone on to write for numerous print and online outlets including Tech Living, Custom Retailer, Picture Business,, E-Gear (now Tell), Electronic House, and of course, Big Picture Big Sound.

Greg is an ISF-certified video calibrationist who enjoys secretly adjusting the picture settings on televisions of friends and family. Despite being an avid movie lover, Greg doesn't get to the theater much anymore. This trend mysteriously started around the time his spectacular basement "test lab" was completed and his home theater began outperforming his sticky and pricey local multiplex. 

Much to his editor's chagrin, Greg is a decidedly 2D man living in a 3D world. That said, he eagerly awaits the 3D demonstration that will make him change his tune. And as for 48fps, let's just say the jury is still out (but it doesn't look promising.)

A high-tech country mouse, Greg lives in the quiet, northeast corner of Connecticut with his lovely wife Amanda, son Daniel, daughter Abigail, and assorted 4-legged creatures. If he's not spinning shiny little discs, you can usually find him playing volleyball or (still) bemoaning the cancellation of "Firefly."


Current Reference System:

Source Components:

  • DISH Hopper with Sling HD DVR
  • Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray Disc player
  • Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player
  • Oppo DV-983H DVD Player
  • Roku HD streaming device
  • Western Digital WD TV Live Hub
  • Audio-Technica turntable

A/V Receiver:

  • Onkyo TX-SR805


  • Noble Fidelity L-55 LCRS in-wall loudspeakers x 7
  • SVS SB13-Ultra subwoofer
  • Definitive Technology Supercube Reference subwoofer

Video Display:

  • Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UBe projector
  • 92-inch Carada screen with Masquerade masking system

Cables and accessories

  • Logitech Harmony One universal remote control
  • Monster Power and Panamax power centers
  •, Monster, Monoprice HDMI cables
  • Monster audio interconnects
  • UltraLink speaker cable
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